Book Details

EISBN – 9781952538377
Copyright Year – 2021
In Stock – July 15, 2020
Pages – 314
ISBN – 9781952538360
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Leadership in Disruptive Times

Disruption is happening everywhere and in every aspect of our lives. It is happening at a scale and speed that is unprecedented in modern history impacting diverse industries. Not every disruption is driven by advances in technology as it can be seen in the case of COVID-19 pandemic which has caused massive disruption to the economy, businesses and individual lives.

“Leadership in Disruptive Times” focuses on navigating the organizational challenges following the aftermath of the unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis and the disruption caused by digitization at the workplace in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (better known as Industry 4.0). It provides organizations and leaders with the relevant tools, frameworks and best practice approaches to develop and map their digital transformation journey in today’s highly disruptive, increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) and digital-driven workplace.

What does it mean to be a “disruptive digital leader” or also known at times as a “disruptive leader” or “digital leader”? Is it a title reserved for only technology giants or businesses with seemingly bottomless budgets? The truth is that any business can excel in digital leadership and management, regardless of its size or budget. But doing so requires more than just savvy IT leaders. It requires leaders across the business who understand why digital technology is essential and how to use it.

Digitalization is rapidly changing the way companies operate and create value in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The emergence of technology-centered business models is also challenging established organizations to reimagine and reinvent themselves to remain relevant to the marketplace. Digital readiness is of great importance today as it seems that while many organizations are either experiencing or expect to experience some form of significant digital disruption, few appear genuinely prepared.

The growing awareness and recognition of the impact of transformation on people and culture underscore the urgency to place cultural change at the center of any digital transformation agenda. Cultural transformation in a highly digitalized world includes best practices approaches that will help organizations understand how they can embed successful digital cultural transformation initiatives within their organization. Organizations must adopt the philosophy of putting People ahead of Process and Technology (PPT). Many digital transformation efforts do not achieve their desired results because they concentrate on the process improvement, strategies with the technology as an enabler but they ignore the people aspect of the change initiative.

Praise for the Book

“Leaders in organizations are continually confronted with increased competition, globalization, demand for social responsibilities and a stream of technological advances that disrupt the marketplace. For those looking to navigate the turbulent and complex landscape of the digital revolution, ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is the perfect blueprint for future-proofing their organization. Prof Bawany provides insights into the role of ‘disruptive digital leaders’ that transform the organization into a more agile, innovative, and adaptive workplace in times of disruption and successfully lead the digital transformation efforts. A must-read.”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the New York Times bestselling author of Triggers,
MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Thinkers 50 – #1 Executive Coach and the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.

16 June 2020

“’Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, and leaders in business, academia, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and more. This is a well written and well researched practical guide for leaders who want to overcome the disruptive challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and how organizations can adopt the best practices in the development of a digital-driven culture at the workplace. The book provides effective techniques, real-world examples, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to implement a digital transformation strategy in today’s era of Industry 4.0.”

Prof Howard Yu, Author of LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied (2018) and LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation, IMD Business School, Lausanne Switzerland
11 June 2020

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ISBN – 9781949443042
EISBN – 9781949443059
Copyright Year – 2019
In Stock – June 10, 2019
Pages – 152
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Transforming the Next Generation Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital-Driven Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)

A company’s leadership pipeline is expected to deliver its next generation of leaders who are capable of leading now. In a highly disruptive, digital, and VUCA-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0), these upcoming leaders need to have a broader skillset, one that equips them to think and act globally. Conventional leadership development practices are no longer adequate. Organizations globally need to incorporate the next-generation leadership competencies to address the development needs of their upcoming leaders.

The current digital transformation that underpins the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) has ushered in a new business environment that is fast, open, and responsive, resulting in several organizational and leadership challenges. How do organizations develop their next-generation of leaders to navigate these nearly insurmountable challenges?

This book is designed to provide insights into an understanding of the best practices and contemporary approaches to the identification, assessment, selection, and development of future leaders of an organization with a focus on executive and transition coaching as a development tool. What is the role of leaders in transforming the organization to succeed in the digital world? How do organizations develop the next generation of leaders?

This book also seeks to guide leaders to succeed in the highly disruptive, digital, and increasingly VUCA-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), by:

  1. providing insights into the role of leaders in transforming the organization to succeed in the digital world;
  2. understanding the best practices and contemporary approaches to developing the next generation of leaders;
  3. developing and implementing appropriate programs to lead and engage their people to achieve desired results.

Praise for the Book

“Ready to Be a NextGen Leader? The author, Prof Bawany distilling his extensive knowledge and wealth of experience in developing future leaders at all levels into various frameworks and models that can be easily explained and replicated. The book will also provide you with specific guidance and invaluable insights on how to develop a leadership pipeline for your organization. He has written a must-read primer for all business and functional leaders (not only HR) who wish to transform their high potentials and ensure success in this new era of Industry 4.0. Read this book and learn from one of the best thought leaders in the field of leadership and organizational development.”

Dato’ Hj Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid, CEO & Executive Director, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

“This is a unique book which skilfully addresses future leadership needs in a VUCA world, driven by digital innovation and Industry 4.0 in an intensified ‘global war for talent.’ The highly experienced skills of the author as an executive coach and a scholarly practitioner, brilliantly addresses the question How do organizations develop the next generation of leaders to meet these challenges? If you want to find out what the future holds for leaders and learn more about Industry 4.0 and VUCA, I highly recommend this book.”

Prof Milé Terziovski, Ph.D. (Melb)
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Department Chair, Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology

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